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Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)

Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to... See full summary »

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Rafferty
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McKinley 'Mac' Beachwood
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Rita 'Frisbee' Sykes
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Vinnie
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Alan Boone (as Charlie Martin Smith)
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Billy Winston
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John Beachwood
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Reverend Culpepper - The Jesus Freak
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Louis Prima
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Sam Butera
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Smitty
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Young Woman
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The Incessant Talker
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Roy - Gas Station Attendant
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Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to kidnap him in their attempt to get to New Orleans; while initially put off, Rafferty finds he's charmed by the kooky pair of misfits and the three of them drive to Las Vegas, Nevada and later Tucson, Arizona, where their bond eventually unravels. Written by moonspinner55

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Rafferty wasn't going anywhere anyway.

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1 September 1975 (Sweden)  »

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Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers  »

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Sally Kellerman was reluctant to take on "another road movie" so soon after "Slither" (1973). The main thing that persuaded her, she writes, was that she would get to sing, one of Sally's passions. Kellerman also writes that director Dick Richards was uninterested in hearing Sally's thoughts about her character, but had no problem discussing character and motivation with Alan Arkin. Sally says she eventually started filtering her thoughts to Richards through Arkin, as if they were Arkin's ideas. See more »

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Drum brakes on any make of American car cannot be repaired without taking off the wheel and brake drum. And repairing a wheel cylinder would also require brake fluid. See more »

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It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Written by J.D. Miller
Performed by Sally Kellerman
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Off-beat Road Flick!
5 August 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This 1970's road movie is very special with likable folks and some weird supporting characters along the way. Alan Arkin was great in the 60's & 70's and this part fits him like a glove. MacKenzie Phillips as Frisbee brings her unique characteristics to her lonely young woman looking to connect. Sally Kellerman was so great in the 70's playing wackos or tight-asses in uniform; always a joy to watch.

A definite 7 out of 10. Best performance = Alan Arkin. There are excellent minor characters played by Alex Rocco and especially Harry Dean Stanton (one of the treasures of American cinema is this man's presence). This film may be too laid-back for most high-charged Americans. Reminiscent of SLITHER (also Sally Kellerman). A hidden gem that was rarely seen at the time. Check it out!


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